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Kluet may be getting bigger but he is still a softy at heart. Last week, before the Zoo opened, a rainbow lorikeet flew into the glass at Immersion and fell inside the exhibit, landing in between the cement wall and the electric fence just below the main glass windows.
The warm weather is certainly here and the orangutans are doing their best to stay cool. Out in the exhibit Kluet and Karta look for the best spots in the shade to spend their days – often then can be seen snoozing in the shade of the orangutan building or under some of the plants in the exhibit.
On really hot days we make sure they stay cool with cool drinks, frozen oranges and special orangutan iceblocks! We make these up regularly by blending up vegetables and a little fruit and freezing it, sometimes we even add chunks of food into the iceblocks as well.
Puspa is finally going out into the exhibit with a bit more regularity, it is still never for long but at least she is making some forward steps.
As Puspa grows more and more comfortable living here in Adelaide and more trusting of her keepers she is gaining confidence trying new things, the biggest of which is going out into the exhibit.
Kluet and Karta, our beautiful Sumatran Orangutans, both have a birthday coming up and it’s time to celebrate! We have some nice surprises in store for them with 3 days of festivity. Kluet is having his birthday first and he will be turning 16 this coming Monday, 18th July. Karta has her birthday a few days later on Friday 22nd July and she will be turning 29 years old.